A Literature Review is an overview of the current status of research on a particular aspect in your field. A literature review for a research project establishes what has been investigated, any limitations and what could be researched further. The first step in preparing a literature review is compiling an annotated bibliography. The second step is to do a lot more reading about the topic of your annotated bibliography in order to explain the current level of understanding of your concept. The third step is to develop a research purpose or question. This provides a focus for you to classify and critically evaluate aspects of the selected articles to identify themes and perspectives. From this you can derive a framework of components of the concept that can be identified and/or measured in the real world.
The process outlined below explains how the Literature Review emerges from your research for the Annotated Bibliography and Poster. During weeks 1-4 you will post short texts to the Discussion Board on VISION which will be reviewed by your peers and teacher. Using their feedback you will adapt these to form your annotated bibliography (week 5). At the end of week 6, you will receive three feed forward comments from the teacher who marked your Annotated Bibliography which will help you write a literature review. You will extend and develop the concept from your annotated bibliography by bringing together relevant research to derive a framework of aspects of the concept that can be identified or measured.
Your poster should explain the framework you are working on and the case you are going to investigate, and give a clear question or purpose which connects the framework and the case. You will discuss your work with other students and Assistant Professors at the Poster Interaction event in week 8. At the end of week 9 you will submit your Literature Review to Turnitin.
Features & Specifications
Your Literature Review should be presented in report format, with different sections (introduction, review, conclusion & references list) sub-titled. The word count for the task is 2,500 words (See Literature Review structure & advice, on VISION). Note that a references list is required for the submission (see above) and also that all written work should be paginated.